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Just Say No! 2 No Bag Day! Tag it and Bag it!

Will you make a fuss over the ridiculous no bag day policy?  

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7 hours ago, HHTel said:

If you really had looked, you wouldn't be making such stupid comments.

 

Some people will never learn and remain 'uneducated'.

If you read the OP's signature tag it reinforces your comment about being uneducated.

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How hard is it to buy and bring re useable bags shopping.

i always bring a few from Australia when I go home.

much easier to pack at the counter.

im certainly no greenie but feel better for my use of cloth bags.

and as for your cat <deleted> you can for a small price buy some small bags.

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Here's some background on why I am cynical about such things as no plastic bag days in the bigger perspective. It's not that such measures are wrong per se, just that they're ridiculously SMALL compared to the actual problem. So making a big show about doing these small things seems to me to be a kind of theater rather than anything very real. Similar to airport security bothering people with water bottles -- more about security theater than anything else.

 

Consider this article. While it's probably rational to consider this position as on the high extreme of alarmist look at the other side, total denial. So I reckon the extreme alarmist view is closer to reality than total denial. So split the difference and consider it may be somewhat in the middle of those views, which is actually probably a conservative estimation. So if that's the case, no plastic bag days or no plastic bag years accomplish what exactly? Again I'm not saying don't do it but I can't imagine that will even begin to cut it in the long run.

 

So what will cut it? Well I don't think people's voluntary actions. It would have to be from massive top down pressure touching on all aspects of living with severe consequences for non-compliance. GLOBALLY. Yes, generally people don't have an appetite for that, understandably so. So my cynicism about this goes even deeper. 


 

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The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun

 

“It is now too late to stop a future collapse of our societies because of climate change.”

These are not the words of a tinfoil hat-donning survivalist. This is from a paper delivered by a senior sustainability academic at a leading business school to the European Commission in Brussels, earlier this year.

 

 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xwygg/the-collapse-of-civilization-may-have-already-begun

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4 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

It's not that such measures are wrong per se, just that they're ridiculously SMALL compared to the actual problem.

I agree.  However, I think the main point of this action is to raise awareness by the public and beyond.  Otherwise nothing gets done and life continues unaware of the dangers of pollution.

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7 hours ago, Gecko123 said:

Foreigners should be leading by example on environmental issues. OP's attitude is very disappointing.

Foreigners should be leading by showing thought and logic.  

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7 hours ago, HHTel said:

I have to come out on the side of not putting kitty poo in the toilet.  While dog poo is fine to put in the toilet, cat poo isn't.

Certainly not encrusted with cat litter.  

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3 hours ago, jonnodon said:

you can for a small price buy some small bags.

Why should I when the stores provide very handy dual use plastic bags?

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On 11/22/2019 at 11:29 AM, HHTel said:

What a very sad and irresponsible individual you are.  Many countries have done without plastic bags for many years.  Several countries in Africa have had a ban for years.

 

Followed by New Zealand and a growing number of others.

Many of the large retailers here, including 7/11 have signed an agreement not to issue bags after January prior to a legal ban in 2021. What will you do then??

 

You should be ashamed of yourself.

No. The manufacturers should be ashamed.

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7 hours ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

Certainly not encrusted with cat litter.  

Cat faeces, like human faeces will be cleansed at the sewage farms. So dont put the litter itself down the toilet just the faecal matter.

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21 hours ago, HHTel said:

You can get jail time in some countries for using plastic.

Some 127 countries have some form of legalising the control of plastic.

Tens of thousands of marine life die annually from ingesting plastic.

Plastic has already entered OUR food chain.

Plastic can be found in human excrement.

When I was a kid, people managed fine without plastic.

Many countries that have banned plastic manage fine and their environment has improved.

 

Look at Rwanda and the difference it's made to their lives.

 

There are no valid excuses.

Rwanda! Yeah right!  555

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Plastic bags were introduced to protect the environment cutting down on tree based paper bags. I remember as a kid everyone took shopping bags before plastic bags were introduced and they were and are a great blessing which have a multiplicity of uses. The idiocy of shaming people for using plastic bags is playing into the hands of the  manufacturers who neatly avoid responsibility while continuing to make profits. Loads of environmental directives are nonsense. The biggest con trick is recycling at home! Total waste of time to keep idiots busy.

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1 hour ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Rwanda! Yeah right!  555

You obviously know NOTHING about Rwanda and it's success in tourism, jobs and a healthy GDP.  I wonder why the rest of the world is looking at Rwanda for guidance in their own plastic waste control. 

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If you can only try a little then do it.... better than not at all. I’ve proba 6 of the cloth bags.. keep forgetting but the cloth isn’t expensive 

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2 hours ago, HHTel said:

You obviously know NOTHING about Rwanda and it's success in tourism, jobs and a healthy GDP.  I wonder why the rest of the world is looking at Rwanda for guidance in their own plastic waste control. 

Rawanda and The Democratic Congo and Nigeria and Somalia..The west is rushing to emulate them and falling over themselves to book holidays there. Are you a missionary there?

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On 11/21/2019 at 9:04 PM, david555 said:

This 3bb bags are handy ...would also go for medium shopping folded 19cm x 14 cm…..open 36 x40 x 12 cm 

And for those with big pickups ….I don't see a reason they can not walk up with shoppers to their car and fill one of those plastic crates in the boot...

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I use these type bags all the time.........not sure why everyone else cant.

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